The Chair of the On-Site Planning Committee for ASSC 2021, Jennifer Fleckenstein from Olds College, will be shaving her head on the last day of the conference in order to raise funds to support CHMA, Alberta Division.
The planning committee wanted to find a way to give back to an organization that was provincially focused and that would be meaningful to the delegates attending. Considering the unprecedented year we’ve had, they thought that supporting the mental health of Albertans, including post-secondary students, would be a great cause to get behind.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a recognizable and reliable organization where Albertans find compassionate support, responsible care and accessible resources. CMHA, Alberta Division consists of eight regional offices throughout Alberta and the Centre for Suicide Prevention.
CMHA, Alberta Division’s projects of provincial scope include:
- OSI-CAN— OSI-CAN facilitates peer group support and relationship building for military, first responders and public safety personnel dealing with operational stress injuries (OSI) and post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI).
- Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Project— The MDD Project collects research and learns from individuals living with depression and individuals caring for those living with depression.
- Caregiver Connections— Caregiver Connections is a peer-led support program for those caring for someone diagnosed with a mental illness or who has a mental health concern.
- Healthy Campus Alberta— Healthy Campus Alberta is a community of practice made up of committed individuals and organizations who have a shared mission to create an inclusive, collaborative and community-integrated approach to mental health and wellness on campuses.
- Rural Mental Health Project— The Rural Mental Health Project is a community-development project promoting mental health in rural communities.
Please consider making a donation so that we can all show our “True Grit” and support mental health in Alberta.